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Surprisingly moving. Recalls a time when music and poetry were so much at the center of culture. (@thesundaytimes @coverjunkie)

Haunting photo by Lorenzo Tugnoli from Wardak province. In hinterlands, women’s rights/media gains less relevant than US brutality. Here Taliban & civilians killed by drone strike. Fact you can’t tell memorial flag/s from tree fronds says everything. @lorenzotug @WashPostPhoto

What communities are suffering far from the national radar: jail and prison FUBAR. #thedailies @miamiherald @theobserver

It accompanies Krugman @nytopinion post asking “Why is it so hard to make a call on inflation right now?” But image seems to strike a larger chord—and the kind of ambiguity so favored by fabulists and authoritarians.

Are Dems losing “war of ideas” as NYT Ed Board suggests, or is Biden failing to harness the kind of feeling for family leave, child care subsidies, Pre-K (not to mention, affordable housing & health care) reflected in one shadowed photo when public support is already there?

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